EU JDID
EU JDID

Goals

To create the conditions for more reliable, professional coverage of political, parliamentary and electoral news in Jordan.
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48months

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Presentation

In the wake of the Arab Springs, Jordan has been implementing a series of constitutional and political reforms aimed at building a "dynamic democracy". These reforms are based on progressive consolidation of the parliamentary system, active citizen participation and the strengthening of political parties. In line with its strategy for promoting the rule of law, the European Union (EU) has launched a programme in support of this reform process in Jordan.

This is the context behind the project entitled JDID (EU support to Jordanian Democratic institutions & Development)– meaning "new" in Arabic – allocated by the EU to the European Centre for Electoral Support (ECES), in a consortium with European Partnership for Democracy (EPD), Westminster Foundation for Democracy (WFD), Netherlands Institute for Multiparty Democracy (NIMD) and CFI. Over the course of 4 years, it is to be implemented in collaboration with the Jordanian Chamber of Representatives, the Independent Electoral Commission, political parties and civil society organisations.

As vectors of transparency and citizen information, the media play a crucial role in the democratic process. The media segment of the JDID, implemented by CFI, includes training political journalists and also raising the awareness of elected representatives to the need to communicate with the media. It also provides support to the independent electoral commission in setting up a unit to monitor election and ballot coverage by the media.

Verbatim
"The training made me pay attention to credibility, objectivity, neutrality. I learned how to use numbers and analyze them, choose experts and present the context well."
A Project participant

Project beneficiaries

  • Jordanian Chamber of Representatives
  • Jordan Independent Electoral Commission
  • Political journalists based in Amman and provincial governorates
  • Jordanian parliamentarians
Project manager
Adeline Mayeur

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EU JDID

Actions

Support for the reform of the Jordanian parliament

  • Seminars providing information about the Jordanian political system and training courses in how to cover political and parliamentary news
  • Creation of a media centre within the Jordanian parliament
  • Online kit for covering political news
  • "MP to people": interactive radio programmes
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Electoral assistance

  • Training in the coverage of electoral news
  • Establishment of a unit for monitoring the media within the Independent Electoral Commission for covering campaigns and elections
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Forum

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